Barcelona to host the first ‘Youth Act!’ International Forum

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  • Youth Act! is an international forum on youth struggles convened by the Barcelona Youth Council.
    Youth Act! is an international forum on youth struggles convened by the Barcelona Youth Council. Source: Barcelona Youth Council.

From 22 to 27 November 40 activists from more than 15 countries and regions will discuss the global problems affecting youth.

The Barcelona Youth Council (CJB in Catalan) is organising the first edition of the 'Youth Act!’ International Forum, a summit to discuss the role of youth in building alternatives and fighting inequalities that will bring together more than 40 activists from around the World from 22 to 27 November.

There will be 15 activities to discuss topics such as the evolution of youth struggles, racism, the fight against fascism and the far right, the climate emergency, the struggles of the ignored peoples of the Mediterranean or the need to redesign the police model.

Prominent activists will that will discuss these topics and with share the global challenges that are considered a priority will include activist Marcel Vivet, Palestinian activist Leila Khaled, the former deputy Mayor of Charlottesville and Black Lives Matter activist Wes Bellamy or Congolese activist for peace Micheline Mwendike Kamate.

This initiative stems from the collaboration between the CJB and the Service Civil International with the support of the Barcelona City Council and the Catalan Youth Agency. The initiative started in May 2020 in collaboration with the Re-Generation Chair of the Pompeu Fabra University in a participatory process that brought together 100 youths from the local activist movements and the academia that worked to identify the key topics to be discussed.

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